Khalid Yafai

Khalid Yafai made his Olympic debut at the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games. He competed in the mens boxing Fly Weight (51kg) catagory and lost to Andris Affita Hernandes of Cuba in the round of 16. At the 2009 World Championships Yafai made it to the quarter...

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Luke Campbell

Luke Campbell became the first Englishman to win European gold for 47 years in 2008 but missed the Beijing Games that year as Joe Murray had already qualified. He spent most of 2009 sidelined following surgery on a tendon in his hand but went 23 bouts unbe...

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Muhammad Ali

Muhammad goes into the Nanjing Youth Olympic Games (YOG) having picked up a silver medal at the AIBA Youth World Championships in Sofia this April. The victory over American boxer Shakur Stevenson sealed the 17-year-old’s spot for Nanjing 2014 and ca...

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Natasha Jonas

Natasha Jonas had the honour of becoming the first British female boxer in history to qualify for the Olympics after she reached the semi-finals of the 2012 World Championships. Liverpool FC supporter Jonas had to see off tough competition from fellow Brit...

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Nicola Adams

Nicola Adams became the first British woman to win a major boxing title with European Championship victory in 2011 while she has won three consecutive silver medals at the World Championships. She lists Muhammad Ali as one of her all-time heroes. At the 2...

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Peter McGrail

Peter sealed his place at Nanjing 2014 by winning a bronze medal at the AIBA Youth World Championships in Sofia last month.  The 18-year-old from Liverpool was part of a successful British team who returned from Bulgaria with two medals and having had...

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Savannah Marshall

  Savannah Marshall became the first ever British female world champion with victory in China in May 2012 and did so on her 21st birthday. Dubbed the ‘Silent Assassin’, she won world silver as a teenager in 2010 and now competes in the mi...

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Tom Stalker

Tom Stalker, captained the Team GB boxing squad and was the first British boxer to qualify for London 2012; reaching the 2011 World Championships quarter-finals in Baku, before winning bronze. In October last year Stalker reached No.1 in the AIBA world ran...

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Tony Jeffries

Tony ‘Jaffa’ Jeffries became the only British light heavy weight to win an Olympic medal in over 60 years when he won bronze at the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games. Since Beijing Jeffries has won BBC North East’s Sports Personality of the Year and has signed a ...

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Viddal Riley

Hackney-born Viddal Riley travels to the Nanjing Youth Olympic Games off the back of a successful first half of 2014. The 17-year-old won silver at the Junior European Championships in Anapa, Russia in April before going on to win a box-off at the AIABA Yo...

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